Frankie Manning and Ann Johnson doing an air step

In - State Venues & Lessons

Concert Series | Excellence in the Community

All Excellence in the Community concerts are free and open to the public!

Excellence in the Community is an arts non profit established in 2005 on the premise that Utah’s best musicians and dancers represent a powerful resource for enhancing communities. We raise money to create more and better performance opportunities for Utah artists. We work with a wide range of artists and wide range of musical styles.

Our concept is to use quality music to bring people together. By offering our events free to the public people of all ages can come together to celebrate the accomplishments of Utah artists. We want families to bring their children to these events. We call our concept Music to Match the Mountains. More information is available at www.excellenceconcerts.org

Salt Lake Special | Venue

Every Thursday

Ballroom Utah 

3030 S Main Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84115

Time: 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm 

Cost: General admission $7, students $5 if they bring their student ID

Want to swing dance like those hepcats in the old timey movies? Swing on down to Salt Lake Special and learn dances like Lindy Hop, Charleston, Collegiate Shag, and Balboa.

Salt City Swing | Progressive Lessons

Every Wednesday & Thursday depending on level

Ballroom Utah 

3030 S Main Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84115 

Time: (lesson) 7:00 pm

Cost: $45 (Four Four Weeks see website)

ALL LESSON PACKAGES INCLUDE AT LEAST 4 CLASSES, ONCE A WEEK, THAT BUILD ON MATERIAL COVERED IN PREVIOUS CLASSES.  FOR THIS REASON, DROP-INS ARE TYPICALLY NOT ALLOWED.  IF YOU HAVE TO MISS A CLASS, WE'LL TRY OUR BEST TO HELP YOU CATCH UP.  MISSED CLASSES DO NOT COUNT AS CREDIT TOWARDS FUTURE CLASSES.

Vintage Swing Dance | Club

Every Saturday

Richards Building B Room 270

15 Field House Dr, Provo, UT 84604

Time: (lesson) 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm (dance) 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Cost: $1

Ever wanted to learn how to dance like the people in La La Land, Swing Kids, or It's a Wonderful Life? Come check us out, jam to some big band swing, and make some awesome new friends!

USU Big Band Swing Club | Club

Every Thursday

Utah State University in HPER room 102

Time: (lesson) 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm (dance) 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Cost: $2 (Free for Members)

Membership for the School Year $15

The USU Big Band Swing Club is a Dance Club at Utah State University dedicated to the teaching and preservation of dances from the big band era such as the Lindy Hop, Charleston, East Coast Swing, and Balboa. We celebrate the Jazz music that was once popular in dance clubs from the '20s to '40s. We invite all to participate and to be a part of great American history, and to help it live on with us today!​

Moab Swing Dance Community | Venue

Every Tuesdays

Moab Arts & Recreation Center (MARC)  

Time: (lesson) 7:00 pm  and  at 7:45 pm(dance) 8:15 pm – 10:00 pm

Cost: Free although a $5 donation is suggested

Join us for Swing and Blues Dance Night at every Tuesday night at the MARC, brought to you by the Moab Swing Dance Community.

Have you been dancing a while? We're offering a progressive intermediate lesson at 7 pm.

Never danced a step in your life? Never fear! Join us for a beginner drop-in lesson at 7:45 pm (no experience or partner necessary!). 

Second Saturday Swing Dances | Venue

2nd Saturdays of the month

Location: Washington City Community Center ( 305 Community Center Drive,Washington, Utah 84780

Time: (lesson) 7:30 pm  and  at 7:45 pm(dance) 8:15 pm – 10:00 pm

Cost: (lesson) $1 + admission fee (Dance) $5 (cash only)

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Big Events In and Out of State

Lindy Diversion: Where Swing Meets Blues | Out of State

February 21 -24 2020

Denver , CO 

 

Lindy Diversion branches out a bit more to include dances such as Tap, Blues, and Jazz. There are no competitions at Lindy Diversion; the focus is on the workshop classes and the often spectacular live music and social dancing. Just like at our other events, you can find some of the best in the world at our event. Look forward to engaging classes, live music to dance to all night, and some killer performances this February

Swingin' at the Savoy | Out of State

February 28, March 1 2020

Oakland , CA 

 

Swingin’ at the Savoy is an event to celebrate Lindy Hop & Jazz, the joy of the dance and the music, their heritage and history. It takes place every year in February to follow on in the foot steps of the tradition established by the Northern California Lindy Society (NCLS) with the Frankie Manning weekends. The event is open to dancers of all ages and promotes Lindy Hop & Jazz dance and music education, open-mindedness, playfulness, and creativity. Its goal is to help build and strengthen the Lindy Hop community.

Salt City Stomp | In State

April 17- 19  2020

Salt Lake City, UT 

 

Come to Salt City Stomp, an exciting workshop and competition weekend in the middle of the beautiful Wasatch Mountains! Come enjoy the cool mountain air, hot jazz, and good company.

Lindyland | Out of State

May 15-17  2020

Los Angeles, CA 

 

This weekend-long event hosted by the UCLA Swing Dance Club comes in two parts. Lindyland will be held on UCLA's world-famous campus in the Kerchoff Grand Salon. For even Moore dancing fun, join us at the Moore Dance Studio in Brentwood (a 10 minute drive from UCLA). Entire weekend pass is only $40!

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Events

OECC Big Band Valentine's Dinner Dance | Chasin' The Bands

February 14, 2020

Ogden Eccles Conference Center

Primary address: 2415 Washington Boulevard, Ogden, UT 84401

Time: 6:00 Pm

Cost: $45 -$80

"Love is in the air!" Our annual Valentine's Dinner Dance returns to the grand ballroom stage at the Ogden Eccles Conference Center on February 14th!

Join us for a romantic night featuring LIVE Jazz & Swing music from the finest musicians in the state: Caleb Chapman’s Crescent Super Band & the Voodoo Orchestra of SoundHouse. Begin your evening with a candle-lit dinner and cocktail party while being serenaded by live musicians and conclude the night by dancing on our 1,000+ square foot ballroom dance floor

Tribute to Joe McQueen | Excellence in the Community

February 19, 2020

Excellence in the Community and Utah Black Chamber honor Black History Month by featuring prominent Black artists from Utah!

This concert pays tribute to the legendary musician and activist Joe McQueen who passed away recently at the humble age of 100! Joe McQueen was a mentor and hero to countless Utah musicians.

Your ticket to this concert has been paid for by our generous donors!

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